Connecting to a Wired Port On-Campus Using a Windows Computer (How-to)

Below are instructions for connecting to a wired network port from on-campus.

For on-campus residents: Before you can connect your Windows computer to a wired port in your residence hall, you will need to have put in a request for a Wired Network Issue. Wired ports are not activated in residence halls by default.

Enable 802.1X Authentication in Windows 11

Search for Services

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Services.
  3. You can either right-click Services or select Run as administrator in the right pane.
  4. If you went through the Services link, then click Run as administrator.

NOTE: Faculty and staff will need to gain temporary administrative access to their computers by following the instructions at Obtaining Temporary Admin Access on a Windows Computer (How-to).


Computer Management menu

  1. Scroll down to find Wired AutoConfig.
  2. Double-click Wired AutoConfig.


Wired Autoconfig Properties (Local Computer) 

  1. Make sure Startup type is set to Automatic.
  2. Click Start.
  3. Click OK.
Wired AutoConfig Properties


Ethernet settings 

  1. From the Windows Settings menu, you need to go to Network & Internet.
  2. From the left menu, select Ethernet.
  3. Under Related settings, select Change adapter options.
Ethernet settings


Network connections

  1. Right click Ethernet, or whichever connection represents the wired network connection.
  2. Select Properties.
Network connections


Ethernet properties

  1. Ensure Enable IEEE 802.1X authentication is checked.
  2. Click Settings next to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).
Ethernet Properties


Protected PEAP properties

  1. In the Trusted Root Certification Authorities section, find AAA Certificate Services and click the checkbox next to it.
  2. Click Configure next to Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2).
Protected EAP Properties


EAP MSCHAPv2 properties

  1. Ensure Automatically use my Windows logon name and password is NOT checked.
  2. Click OK.

EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties

  1. Return to the protected PEAP properties, click OK.

Protected EAP Properties - OK

  1. Return to the ethernet properties and select Additional Settings.
Ethernet Properties - Additional Settings


802.1x advanced settings

  1. Ensure Specify authentication mode is checked.
  2. Ensure User or computer authentication is selected.
  3. Click Save credentials.


Windows security credentials

  1. Enter Drake email address as User name.
  2. Enter Drake Password.
  3. Click OK. You will then need to back out of the menus to close them out.
Windows Security - Login Credentials
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